About The 20th District
The 20th Masonic District encompasses 5 counties in North Central Ohio: Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, and Medina. There are currently 18 lodges located throughout this district. Each Lodge has its own set of officers who report to the district officers who, in turn, report to the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Throughout the year, the 20th district hosts several events including an annual golf outing, a 19th/20th Districts visitation day, and a Grand Master's Reception, among the many events hosted by the individual Lodges. Should you have any questions regarding joining Freemasonry, or if you are already a Mason and have questions, please reach out to us on the contact page. Just click the button below!
Freemasonry teaches the universal principle of unselfish friendship and promotes those moral precepts which are in keeping with all great faiths. In pursuing this doctrine, the following, though not exclusive is considered to be basic:
Mankind was created by one God.
This one God is the author of all life.
God's existence is revealed to man through faith and the Book of the Holy Scriptures.
The Book of Holy Scriptures is the Ulitmate Authority or Great Light of Freemasonry.
The soul of man is immortal.
Man's committment to Divine Providence determines his destiny.
Man's reverence for God is best exemplified by his actions toward his fellow man.
Considering the universality fo Freemasonry, its teachings cannot be defined in any single statement or established profile. The following is considered to be representative of its fundamental precepts:
Man's first duty is to love and revere God, implore His aid in all laudable undertakings, and seek His guidance through prayer, embrace and practice the tenets of religion, extend charity and sympathy to all mankind, shield and support the widow and orphan, defend virtue, respect the aged, honor the bonds of friendship, protect the helpless, lift up the oppressed, comfort the downcast, restore dignity to the rejected, respect the laws of government, promote morality, and add to the common stock of knowledge and understanding.
E. Dean Osborn, PGM
Grand Lodge fo Kansas A.F.& A.M.